The Blue Note Bistro and Lounge celebrates its one-year anniversary this weekend.
Photo: AJ Waltz/Contributed
Photo: AJ Waltz/Contributed

3 restaurant closings that shocked Dayton this month

All good things must come to an end.

Unfortunately, the Dayton region lost 3 restaurants during the month of October. 

In case you missed it, here’s a quick round-up of the restaurants that have closed: 

1. Blue Note Jazz Club

The Blue Note Bistro is currently padlocked and its future is uncertain amidst an ongoing legal dispute over finances. The following sign was posted at the entrance to the club on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. CONTRIBUTED

The Blue Note Bistro & Lounge in downtown Miamisburg has closed.

Julie Delph’s other business, the Miami Valley Sports Bar, is secure and will continue operating under her ownership, Delph said, while she re-structures the sports bar’s debt.

Speaking of the Blue Note, Delph said, “I gave it a good fight ... (but) I have no choice. ... Hopefully somebody will buy the Blue Note and continue its tradition.”

>>READ MORE: Blue Note jazz club padlocked in legal dispute with creditor 

2. McAlister’s Deli

This McAlister's Deli at the Dayton Mall shut down effective today, Oct. 20. MARK FISHER/STAFF

A deli that opened 13 months ago at the Dayton Mall has shut its doors, although a Facebook post by its owner suggests a new location could be coming in the spring.

“We are sorry for any (inconvenience), but this McAlister’s (Deli) is closed,” a sign taped to the restaurant’s entrance advised potential customers today, Oct. 20. “Please visit one of our other locations on Miller Lane or by the Fairfield (Commons) mall.”

A McAlister’s Deli Dayton Facebook page post said the Dayton Mall location would be “relocating Spring 2019” but did not offer further details. 

>>READ MORE: Deli at the Dayton Mall shuts its doors after 13 months

3. Max & Erma’s

Max and Erma's is one of the many businesses on Miller Lane in Butler Twp. JIM WITMER / STAFF
Photo: Jim Witmer

Max & Erma’s restaurant at 6390 Miller Lane in Butler Twp. closed permanently Oct. 28.

It is one of three remaining Max & Erma’s in the Dayton region.

The building the restaurant is housed in is now listed for sale or lease by listing agent Robert Zavakos of NAI Bergman commercial real estate. 

The restaurant employed about 40 people.

>>READ MORE: Dayton Max & Erma’s restaurant closing after more than 20 years